Try a Home Remedy For Acne: Here are some tried recipes for home treatment of acne. These ideas have worked for many people, although this is no guarantee that you will necessarily have success with any of these remedies: there are different strains of bacteria and conditions which cause acne, and so every case is different. What works for one may not work for another.
Go to a doctor or an alternative health therapist if your condition persists, in case there is a hormonal imbalance, thyroid disfunction, candidiasis, or some other underlying condition which predisposes you to acne.
The First Home Remedy for Acne on our list is the
Chick Pea Cleanser. This idea comes from Ayurvedic medicine. It has a cleansing effect on the pores of the skin and helps to dry out acne. It is a good alternative to soap, which tends to make the skin too alkaline. Chick pea flour helps to whiten the skin, and has a mild tightening effect.
To Make the Chick Pea Cleanser: Take a portion of chick pea flour and mix it with a little water, just enough to make a smooth paste. Massage this gently into the skin. Rinse off with warm water.
The Chick Pea Cleanser can be followed with another home remedy for acne which will moisturise the skin a little. This Yogurt Turmeric Treatment recipe has added antifungal and antibacterial qualities because of the lactobacilli organisms in the yogurt, and because of the use of turmeric, which is a strong antiseptic. Here is the
Yogurt Turmeric Treatment for acne.
To Make: Simply add one teaspoon of turmeric powder to half a cup of probiotic yogurt, preferably one which has L. acidophilus added to it. Yogurt which still has live probiotics in it, such as L. acidophilus, will contain bacteriocins. These are are compounds which help inhibit the growth of disease producing microbes. These bacteriocins should, hopefully, help your skin to heal.
Mix well together, then apply to the yogurt to the areas of skin which are affected by acne. Leave on for 20 minutes, then wash off in warm water. Use for a week, or less if the acne condition has cleared up.
If you do not enjoy the slightly yellowing effect of the turmeric in the above recipe, which will wash off within a few days, then omit the turmeric from this recipe. However, the turmeric which remains on the skin is helpful in treating acne.
Kiwifruit Juice Home Remedy for Acne
Kiwifruit has strong enzymes and acids which work well as antifungal and antibacterial agents. Its enzymes also aid digestion. Kiwifruit is a great healer, both internally and externally. Eat plenty of Kiwifruit to cleanse out the bowels and kill off unwanted organisms. This will help your skin condition. The beneficial bacteria do not seem to be harmed by Kiwifruit, as digestion improves from eating Kiwifruit.
Use Kiwifruit juice directly on the skin as another Home Remedy for Acne. Leave the juice on overnight, and wash off in the morning, for the best results. Otherwise, you can apply the juice and wait for it to dry before rinsing off.
Another simple Home Remedy for Acne is the Watermelon Treatment. Watermelon also has enzymes which benefit the skin and which work as bacteria inhibitors. Eating watermelon is good for your skin also, as it cleanses the intestines, and also helps the kidneys, which in turn will benefit your skin.
Watermelon Treatment: Simply smear the juice over the skin. Let dry, and leave on overnight. Rinse off in the morning.
Aloe Vera Juice is another home remedy for acne. You can grow this herb at home. The aloe vera juice can be applied to the skin and left on overnight. You can also take aloe vera juice raw as an internal medicine. Aloe vera juice taken internally has proven beneficial to people whose immune systems are weakened. It has helped some people to cure themselves of cancer, in combination with other treatments.
Apple Cider Vinegar sometimes is effective in treating acne. Apple cider vinegar works as an antibacterial agent, and provides potassium, pectin, and other beneficial minerals to help the skin remain healthy. Dab the undiluted cider vinegar onto the affected areas. Note: if your condition is severe and painful, then see your doctor or alternative therapist.
Wine Paste As a Home Remedy For Acne
This recipe uses wine as an antibacterial agent, with pea flour and egg yolk.
- Take half a cup of pea flour
- Add half a cup of red wine. Mix well.
- Add one egg yolk to the mixture.
- Finally, stir in two teaspoons of almond oil, or grapeseed oil.
Add a little more wine if necessary. The constituency of the mixture should be paste-like, but thin enough so that you can apply it easily to the skin.
Apply the wine paste to the areas which need treatment. Leave on for half an hour, then wash off.
Hot Water Remedy: Drinking from four to eight glasses of moderately hot water throughout the day can have a beneficial effect on the skin. Hot water flushes out the toxins from the body quickly, which is why it is so effective in many cases. Wait until the water has cooled a little. It should be fairly hot, but not straight from the kettle.
Ayurvedic Medicine gives a breathing technique which is worth a try. This is involves shutting off the right nostril with the thumb, middle finger and index finger resting on the eyebrow center. Breathe in and out through the left nostril only. Do for about five or six breaths. Build up to ten breaths in and out through the left nostril. This has a cooling, pacifying effect on the senses, This can help soothe the emotions, which is helpful to the acne condition.
Diet for Acne: It is best to avoid dairy products for the meantime. Avoid cheese, especially, as this putrifies in the bowel readily when your digestion is functioning poorly, and this causes a build up of toxins in the body. Avoid wheat products, especially bread. Wheat turns to sugar very quickly, and this can cause problems with your sugar metabolism, so it is best to avoid wheat. Bread contains yeast, and yeast is best avoided when you are treating acne. Avoid all yeast products, and foods which have been fermented such as alcohol, miso, tempeh, tofu, vinegars and soy sauce.
Eat brown rice instead of bread and pasta and potatoes, at least until your skin has recovered.
Eat more protein, and less of the grain foods. Eat plenty of fish, especially those which have omega 3 fatty acids such as sardines, mackerel, tuna and salmon. Eat organic free range eggs.
Eat plenty of high fiber greens such as broccoli, cabbage, celery, spinach, kale and leeks. The brassica family, such as cabbage and broccoli, are high in calcium , iron, and other nutrients which boost the immune system and help the skin. Eat plenty of onions and garlic. Eat carrots, unless you have a problem with candida.
Take Non-acidic Vitamin C such as Ester C, or Calcium Ascorbate, in 1000mg doses. You can take this dose up to four times a day. Use only for several days, to help clear your body of unwanted toxins, then reduce the dose to 1000mg of Vitamin C a day. If you take 1000mg last thing at night, this will help you to sleep well, as Vitamin C is a mild tranquillizer.
Take Halibut liver oil capsules. Use as directed on the label.
Take a Vitamin B Complex.
Take Zinc and Magnesium.
Iodine is essential for healthy skin and for hormonal harmony. Paint a few dabs of liquid iodine onto the scalp or the soles of the feet once or twice a week.
Note: Ask your doctor about taking these supplements, just to make sure. You should not take supplements without professional guidance if you are on any blood-thinning medication such as warfarin, or aspirin, or other drugs.